Melasma is a condition that causes brown to grey-brown patches to form on the face, it is thought to be related to hormones so women are far more likely than men to get this condition. Since hormones are also a trigger factor, melasma is common during pregnancy and often called “the mask of pregnancy”. Melasma can sometimes fade on its own after giving birth or when a women stops birth control pills, but when Melasma does not fade on it’s own it can be very difficult to treat. Treatment options for Melasma include bleaching creams, chemical peels and laser treatments. In the above video you can see how I treat Melasma with the TriBeam Laser, an effective and painless treatment for this frustrating condition.